God, I want to be a kid again…

lightstock_178104_download_medium_moriah_faith A Prayer from Matthew 18

I’ve wanted to be the coolest, the prettiest, the best. But You showed me a little kid. You said I need to be like her if I want the best — Your best. That kind of humility is what You want to see in my heart.

And God, the innocence of that child is so easily messed up. You hate to see her stumble. You hate it when someone makes her fall. So, give me that purity of heart. Let anything dirty in it make me vomit. I would rather be with You than to enjoy those things that make you sick.

Father, You treat me like a princess. You’ve even assigned angels to care for me. You know I’m stupid sometimes, like a sheep that runs away from it’s safe home. But God, You are a good Shepherd. You’d drop everything to go find me and bring me home. You smile when I’m back in Your arms.

And Lord, there are times when other people hurt me or someone I love. Sometimes they don’t listen when I confront them. Sometimes they don’t listen to anyone. But you know their hearts. I trust you to take care of it. You’ve promised me that whenever I pray about the things that bother me, You will listen!

Jesus, I’ve struggled lately with forgiving the people who hurt me over and over. I get frustrated. I mean, how many times should I forgive them before I just give up? But your answer every time is “keep forgiving them because I keep forgiving you.”

God, You have seriously forgiven me so much! It would be ridiculous to hold a grudge against someone else when you’ve wiped my slate clean. Thank you for loving me that way! Thank you for showing me how to love others!


I got some great responses back the last time I posted a prayer like this so I wanted to share another one. If you can’t tell, it comes right out of Matthew chapter 18 which is a passage that I’ve been challenged with recently. It’s so cool to be able to go to the Father with whatever is on our hearts and just pour it out. Praying the scriptures has really helped me feel more connected to God’s word. Instead of just reading words on a page, I can apply them to my situation and pray them back to God! So, what do you think? Leave a comment below!

I hope you have a beautiful rest of your week!

Blessings,

Moriah

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The Gift in the Manger

I heard this beautiful Christmas song on the radio today and I just wanted to share it with you all.

Remember that Christmas is about the greatest gift, God’s love and grace poured out on a sinful mankind.

This song is called “2000 Decembers Ago” by Joy Williams and asks the question, did anything or anyone understand the glory of God and His Gift who was born that night? It made me ask myself, do I see and understand His gift now? Am I living in response to God’s mercy and forgiveness? Enjoy!

 

Blessings,
Moriah

My Savior

When hope is sinking, all seems lost,
And in this world we’re tempest tossed,
Glance up to heaven, see His face
All our worries will be erased.

When we fall down and cannot rise,
Our bodies sore, our weary eyes,
Turn back to where we had begun,
He picks us up, gives strength to run.

The spark He gives us lights the way,
It matters not how far we’ve strayed.
His love comes when we’re at our worst.
A sinner blessed instead of cursed.

I can’t begin to fathom this,
How deep and constant God’s love is,
How wrong and ugly all my sin.
Yet He, in love forgives again.

~Moriah Faith

Contemplating Creation

wildlife

Recently, I got the chance to visit a wildlife ranch nearby. There were giraffes, ostriches, zebras, lemurs, antelope and many other beautiful creatures there. I was amazed at the variety of animals that God has made. It really got me thinking about how caring God is. There are so many creatures living out in the middle of nowhere but God feeds them and takes care of them just the same.

In Matthew 6:26 Jesus says this, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

We can’t do anything to deserve God’s love. But He provides for us and protects us anyway. I am so thankful for a caring and forgiving heavenly Father. Today, take a look around you and notice what God has done and then take the time to thank Him.

Blessings,
Moriah